Hello, I'm Adrian. I'm engaged to Nichole Braddock and love books! Though I don't have much time to sit and read so I listen... But audio books whole new universe! They make old books new and new books classics! I myself get into some moods and don't write the greatest reviews. Forgive me. I like to review books but it just feels too much like work to me :p
A bit more like a filler than a real part of the overall storyline. Only parts of it really move the story along. Makes me think of the second book of the Harry Potter series. I wouldn't have called that one a filler at the time. And I still probably wouldn't. But that could be because it advanced character development. Were as this one doesn't do that much at all. And really thats what fillers should do. They should get you to know the characters better. But even though there is an attempt at that I don't feel it in this book. This story is made for more of the preteen audience. Even so a good story doesn't have to lose the more complex storyline and character development tools that adults can understand and children can look around or even learn from.
The story was very interesting. The action and the flow of the story are great.
My family and I read the first book together and then listened to the rest. Even my husband loves them.
The performance was awful. The narrator read it they way I would imagine a ditzy teenage girl talking and his voice were horribly annoying!
Great for older kids that have an interest in mythology. The author blends mythological beings and modern teenage culture in a clever way.
My son really enjoys these books, but he doesn't yet recognize many of the words when he tries to read the book for the first time. We enjoyed listening to this book together on a long car trip, I didn't get bored by it and could explain some of the action and what some of the words meant. Once he heard the book he was able to read it from the text. It really gave him reading confidence and taught him a multitude of new words and sentence constructs.
I saw the movie percy jackson and the lightning thief before i read the book.THE BOOK IS WAY BETTER!! After reading the book, i was hooked. I am 20 and love listening to this series. I am into greek mythology and love the spin on the greek stories, yet pretty accurate. It's an amazing book and since college gets in the way of reading an actual book, i love listening to the story on my ipod. i recommend it.
Enjoying audiobooks daily!
Good story telling! Poor Percy gets kicked out of private school (again!) then has to combine forces with other God's offspring to save the Golden Fleece, the camp & Grover, but also uncovers Luke's newest plan to unleash Chronos to bring an end to the Olympian Gods in NYC. This kid just can't catch a break! Oh, and he get's a half brother named Tyson...and is taught acceptance and grows up a little. Loved the story. It was good times. Will continue this series for sure. Only complaint is same with first one, that I'm still getting used to the narrator's pace and voice.
I have enjoyed all the Percy Jackson books, and this was no exception. They are certainly a young reader’s story but I, at 25, enjoyed them none the less. If you enjoyed the first installment, you will certainly enjoy this addition to the Percy Jackson saga.
We listened to the Percy Jackson book on a camping road trip. It is a fun, family friendly book. My Jr. High School and High School daughters both enjoyed the book and it gave us something to do while driving at night time and during long sections of our road trip.
I have tried and tried to keep listening to this audiobook but the narrator is just so awful that I can't even finish it. I have never had such a problem that I couldn't get used to it, but this one was horrible. Waste of credits for me, I'll buy and read it.